Naming & Sponsorship

There are few better ways to signify an enduring appreciation for Olin College of Engineering than with a name-based sponsorship. Whether a lab facility, faculty position, student scholarship, student research fellowship, new campus construction or other context, attaching a name to a donation—whether the donor’s name or someone else’s—imbues it with a lasting meaning that will be recognized and remembered for years to come.

There are a wide range of named giving opportunities at Olin, from four-year need-based scholarships to faculty chair endowments or a planned or existing building on campus.

We invite donors considering named giving to email Lauren Taaffe, associate vice president of Development, or call her at 781-292-2291.

Student Scholarships and Fellowships

Need-based Scholarships
In keeping with the Olin mission, students who demonstrate financial need can be awarded a need-based scholarship, which is part of the award package that a student receives during the admissions acceptance cycle.

A named scholarship can be dedicated with a pledge of $5,000 or more, per year, over at least 4 years, and it’s associated with each recipient throughout their Olin career—and often beyond. For this reason, the name associated with the scholarship takes on a special meaning to the student and his or her family, friends and teachers.

Merit-based Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to National Merit Scholarship winners to support their course of study at Olin. They are part of the range of incentives Olin employs to appeal to strong students and enthusiastic learners to our community.

Summer Research Fellowships
These fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to students to support their work with Olin faculty on research projects during the summer. The fellowship provides a salary for the awarded student along with a small amount for research project expenses.